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Earle Haven evacuation: legal information about RAD bonds, medical and other compensation

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers encourage Earle Haven evacuees and their families to seek legal advice on RAD bonds, exit fees and…

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Major changes to Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian and Advanced Health Care Directive laws

Alina Derevyanko General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The State’s most vulnerable, such as the elderly and mentally impaired, have become better protected as significant changes to the…

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Why Accountants and Insurance Brokers Must Never Give Advice on TPD Life Insurance Claims

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

To protect yourself from legal action it is critical to seek proper legal advice for a client’s Total and Permanent…

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Call for urgent Government intervention into cladding crisis

Charles Lethbridge Building, Developer and Construction Disputes, General Legal

There is a need for urgent intervention by the State Government into the cladding crisis, writes Commercial Litigation solicitor, Charles…

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Real estate agents’ liability when passing information from the vendor to the buyer

Barry van Heerden General Legal, Property Law

Real estate agents be warned! If you are ‘passing on’ information from the vendor to the buyer, you must ensure…

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Surge in e-scooter injuries highlights the need for tougher Qld compensation law

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims

Queensland laws should be changed to better protect riders, pedestrians and motorists, writes Partner, Jeremy Roche. A surge in e-Scooter…

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Has your professional negligence claim been rejected by your insurer? – Commercial Litigation

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, Building, Developer and Construction Disputes

Sound legal advice is imperative if you have been rejected for a claim against your professional indemnity insurance, writes Commercial…

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Contesting a Will – court awards $800,000 to estranged daughter in family provision claim

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

If you are an estranged family member contesting a Will, a recent Tasmanian case highlights what the court considers in…

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WorkCover Rejected my Claim – Compensation Law – Gold Coast – Brisbane

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

When you are injured at work in the course of your work duties, you are generally entitled to claim workers compensation (eg weekly payments, medical treatment costs, rehabilitation). Most employers...

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Steps to Avoid or Mitigate a Professional Negligence Claim – Commercial Litigation

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Detailed legal tips for professionals on how to avoid or mitigate a professional negligence claim, by Commercial Litigation solicitor Georgia…

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Total and Permanent Disablement (‘TPD’) claim – Can insurers use your social media posts as evidence? – Compensation Law

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Can insurers use your social media posts as evidence? Yes! Attwood Marshall Lawyers encourage clients to deactivate social media accounts…

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How to finalise property settlement once and for all

Jeff Garrett Family Law

We occasionally hear people say they have done a “property settlement” with their spouse by way of a verbal agreement…

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Property Settlement and the Four Step Process

Donna Tolley Family Law

As a party to a marriage or a de facto relationship, you have the right to a property settlement on…

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Who Carries the Risk?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Christine Martin With the upcoming Summer season (and the further possibility of natural disasters) it is worthwhile to again…

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The Importance of the Pool Safety Inspection Date

Claire McLachlan Property Law

Still forgetting to fill out the Pool Safety Inspection Date? That means the contract is conditional right up until settlement!*…

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Is There Really a Car Park? Double Check Before Advising Potential Buyers. . .

Claire McLachlan Property Law

When it comes to buying a unit, one of the first things a potential buyer will want to know is…

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Going, Going, Gone. At Auction, It’s A Case of Buyer Beware.

Barry van Heerden Property Law

By Barry van Heerden We all know an auction can be an exciting yet stressful time, but what happens when…

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Property Contract to Comply with New Council Law

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Earlier this month, the Gold Coast City Council has considered a Local Law to specifically impose an obligation on private…

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Is Your Home on Flood Prone Land?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We all would like to own a home with a water view or one of those homes built next to…

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What is Included in Your Purchase Contract?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

When agents are completing the inclusions/exclusions on a sale Contract or forwarding the instructions through to the Vendor’s solicitor to…

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Forgotten something? Remember to check for unregistered easements when drafting a Queensland Contract.

Jeff Garrett Property Law

We all know that ordering a title search is the first step when drafting a Queensland contract, but did you…

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Rental Property Hazards: Who is responsible for your safety? – By Barry van Heerden – Partner

Barry van Heerden Property Law

SMOKE ALARMS  It is common knowledge that from 1 July 2007 all residential dwellings in Queensland are required to have…

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Is your Landlord liable? By Barry van Heerden – Partner

Barry van Heerden Property Law

There appears to be always different viewpoints on the question whether a landlord is liable if someone is injured in…

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Notice to Agents – New Insurance Requirements as at 1 July 2013

Jeff Garrett Property Law

As at 1 July 2013 all registered property agents will need to have a level of professional indemnity insurance in…

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Are the Queensland Floods affecting you – making you unable to complete settlement of your contract?

Charles Lethbridge Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

If you are buying or selling a home in Queensland you would be aware that ‘time is of the essence’…

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Who is entitled to view a copy of the will when someone dies?

Donna Tolley Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

When someone passes away, it is quite common for family members and/or other interested parties to ask about obtaining a…

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Save thousands through wise estate planning

Donna Tolley Wills & Estates

Where there’s a will, there’s the tax man. But you can fight off his excesses and save your family thousands…

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Who is entitled to view a copy of the will when someone dies?

Donna Tolley Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

When someone passes away, it is quite common for family members and/or other interested parties to ask about obtaining a…

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Save thousands through wise estate planning

Donna Tolley Wills & Estates

Where there’s a will, there’s the tax man. But you can fight off his excesses and save your family thousands…

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Who is entitled to view a copy of the will when someone dies?

Donna Tolley Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

When someone passes away, it is quite common for family members and/or other interested parties to ask about obtaining a…

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Save thousands through wise estate planning

Donna Tolley Wills & Estates

Where there’s a will, there’s the tax man. But you can fight off his excesses and save your family thousands…

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Is there still any need for a Shareholders Agreement?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

There is an old saying that goes more or less like this:- “When poverty walks through the front door, love…

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Fears scheme for workers is being exploited by bosses

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

The increase of company collapses while owing their workers redundancy payments has resulted in the cost of the federal government…

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Misleading carbon price claims

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Polaris Solar Pty Ltd and ACT Renewable Energy Pty Ltd are two of the first businesses in Australia who feel…

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Telecommunications Class Action Update (3/7/12)

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

From August 2008, we have been engaged as representatives in disputes against Technology Leasing Limited involving bundled telecommunication deals with…

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Please be wary before signing any contract!

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Are you about to purchase a house, car or maybe enter into a rental agreement? Maybe sign a pre-nup? Or…

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Gold Coast Boiler Room Scam – A Warning to All!

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

The recent Gold Coast cold call investment fraud should serve as a warning that fraudulent operations are well organized using…

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Business Advertising – Be careful when making a comparison to prices.

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Consumers will always want the best price they can get and when advertising, many businesses compare their prices with their…

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Beware when advertising – even Apple can get it wrong!

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Advertising is undoubtedly one of the best marketing strategies for any business. Once you have a great product and a…

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Wow! Is your Retention of Title safe?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

The Personal Property and Security Act 2009 (Cth) (“PPSA”)  came into effect on 30 January 2012 (“the Act”). The Act…

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Even Flo Rida can’t hide from being served with a summons

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

US Rapper Flo Rida, real name Tramar Dillard, was due to appear at Fat As Butter, a music festival held…

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What are consumers rights when goods are recalled?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

With the launch of the ‘Australia Recall App’ on iPhone’s and Android’s, as well as the dedicated website www.recalls.gov.au, consumers…

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Bankruptcy, is it really the best option for you?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

If you are thinking about declaring yourself bankrupt there are a few things you should consider first. What is bankruptcy?…

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Conveyancing: Don`t be Rushed

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We are all very much aware of the current state of the economy and the fact that it is harder…

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Have you checked the ASIC register to see if your details are correct?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission “ASIC” have now taken over the business registrations and the recording of business details….

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Personal Guarantees (Part 3) – When can they be set aside?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Unfair and Unjust and the Contracts Review Act 1980 (NSW) Generally speaking, in deciding whether to set aside a Personal…

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Personal Guarantees (Part 2) – When can they be set aside?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Part 2 – Common Law – Misrepresentation and Unconscionable Conduct and Undue Influence:- At common law, there are a number…

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Money ‘Gurus’ Paul Clitheroe & David Koch on Sunrise

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

MoneySmart Week runs from 2 to 8 September right across the country. It’s an initiative of the Australian Government Financial…

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Personal Guarantees (Part 1) – When can they be set aside?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Part 1  –  Emotional Dependence The principle of ‘Emotional Dependence’ was established in the following cases:- a)     Commercial Bank of…

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Company Directors with unpaid super or wages can become personally liable!

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

Legislation has been passed through the Federal Government that extends Directors liability for unpaid PAYG and superannuation. The new legislation…

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Don`t get caught in a sham (Employees vs Contractors) ! By Barry van Heerden – Partner

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

There appears to be a lot of confusion out there in the market place relating to contractors or employees.  We…

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The Hidden risks of Personal Guarantees

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Everyone knows signing a personal guarantee comes with a significant risk, but did you know that many guarantees these days…

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Lessors & Lessees beware – Short Term Retail Leases (NSW)

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial

Both Lessors and Lessees need to be aware that the Retail Leases Act 1994 (as amended) provides that any Retail…

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Is there still any need for a Shareholders Agreement?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

There is an old saying that goes more or less like this:- “When poverty walks through the front door, love…

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Fears scheme for workers is being exploited by bosses

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

The increase of company collapses while owing their workers redundancy payments has resulted in the cost of the federal government…

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Good News for New Home Buyers – By Barry van Heerden – Partner

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

From 1 July 2012 the Transfer Duty Home Concession that was available for the purchase of homes prior 1 August…

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When can the Landlord require the Tenant to pay for water in rental premises (NSW Residential Tenancy)

Andrea McGarry General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Who pays water rates, tenant or landlord? It is interesting to note that many landlords require their tenants to pay…

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Is your commission safe, or are you missing something? By Claire McLachlan – Property Law Paralegal

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We are happy to report the first few months of 2012 have seen the property market pick up, especially in…

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$10k Building Boost Grant has been extended to the 30th April 2012!

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Are you currently looking to purchase vacant land or a new home in Queensland? If you are, then you may…

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NSW Retail Leasing: Bonds lodgement and Lease disputes – By Tia Haynes – Commercial Property Lawyer

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The current financial climate has had far-reaching affects on the business market, with many businesses now facing financial difficulty.  Disputes…

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First Home Buyers have last chance for Concession before Christmas!

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

SW first homebuyers are to face tighter Stamp Duty Concessions in an effort by the Government to stimulate new building…

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Do you own Strata Title premises in NSW & want to swap your car space with another owner

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

This question is best answered using a practical example All of the lots in a strata scheme have a separate…

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Safety switches & smoke alarms – Are you currently complying? By Jacinta Bennett – Property Paralegal

Barry van Heerden General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Did you know every householder in QLD and NSW has a legal responsibility to keep their home safe, including the…

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Importance of REIQ Annexure to PAMD Form 22a – Your Right to Commission depends on it! By Jeff Garrett – Legal Practice Director

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We have previously considered the issue of the importance of real estate agents properly completing their PAMD Form 22a’s:- Entitlement…

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When is a Contract a Contract

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Whilst most of us agree that a Contract is a written document, they do not always exist in a formal…

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Mortgagees in New South Wales now have a new duty to take ‘reasonable care’- By Christine Martin – Department Manager

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

November 1, 2011 marks the date when lenders exercising their power of sale over a property in New South Wales…

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Want to sell your NSW property ASAP? By Jacinta Bennett – Property Law Paralegal

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Step by step guidelines to get your house on the market TODAY! 1.  Appointing an agent: The first step in…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Buying a property? What real estate agents have a duty to disclose before sale

Andrea McGarry General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Senior Paralegal and Law Graduate, Andrea McGarry discusses what real estate agents have a duty to disclose to the prospective buyer…

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Attwood Marshall Robina Town Centre Office – Open Thursday Nights and Saturday Mornings

Jeff Garrett General Legal

It is most unusual to find lawyers who are open outside of normal business hours, but we have invested highly…

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From the Legal Practice Director’s desk: 2018 a year to celebrate, 2019 even bigger!

Jeff Garrett General Legal

This year has been an exciting one for Attwood Marshall Lawyers with plans for 2019 already underway to expand our…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

Lucy McPherson General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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How does a cheap conveyancer cut costs? – Cheap Conveyancer Gold Coast – Property Law

Jess Kimpton General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Senior Conveyancing Paralegal, Jessica Kimpton, explains how a cheap conveyancer cuts costs on fees. After all the effort and care that…

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‘Lemon Laws’ To Help Queenslanders Sold Faulty Cars

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

ATTWOOD Marshall Lawyers say new ‘lemon laws’ to be introduced to State Parliament today to protect Queenslanders if they buy…

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Tragic Death Reminder to Leave the Gift of Life With Your Will

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

THE passing of Gold Coast organ donation advocate, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, left a poignant reminder of the importance in the selfless…

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Finders Keepers: NSW Squatting Laws Help Developer to Score a $1.6m House

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law

NSW squatting laws are in the spotlight after a Sydney developer scored himself a $1.6m house (pictured) by changing its…

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Behind the Law: Geoffrey Rush Case Against Daily Telegraph

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

As the high profile defamation case launched by Geoffrey Rush against The Daily Telegraph continues you may be wondering, ‘what…

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PPSR Legal Advice – How Do I Check the Personal Property Securities Register? – Commercial Law

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

SO, YOU’VE finally decided to buy that dream boat, jet ski or Ute … you’re probably thinking ‘I wonder if…

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